Ukraine officials leave posts after corruption allegations
24 January 2023 | 10:39 am
Ukraine's deputy defense minister, responsible for supplies to troops, has resigned citing "media accusations" of corruption. Other government figures have also quit or been fired.
Ukraine said it downed 16 "kamikaze" drones that targeted the capital and other cities. Meanwhile, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said military support for Ukraine "is the fastest way to peace." DW rounds up the latest.
Russia's war on Ukraine and its economic fallout are likely to stay at the top of Germany's political agenda in 2023. But the economic pinch could undermine support for the government's Ukraine policies. What challenges will Chancellor Olaf Scholz face?
Russia has unilaterally called for a cease-fire from noon local time on January 6 to midnight on January 7, the same time as Orthodox Christmas celebrations. Ukraine dismissed Putin's proposal as "hypocrisy."
Much of the fighting on the Ukrainian front is old-fashioned trench warfare. The front line often barely moves at all. Shelling is causing heavy losses, and medics do everything they can to save lives. DW joined an evacuation team on the eastern front.
After months of wavering, Germany and the United States want to supply Ukraine with armored infantry fighting vehicles. France made a start with the promise of armored reconnaissance vehicles.
EU Vice President Frans Timmermans discussed EU support to Ukraine with Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal on a visit to Kyiv.
Exact numbers are difficult to verify, but hundreds of thousands of Russians have fled the country since the start of the war in Ukraine. The reasons vary, while some wanted to escape the mobilisation order, others chose exile over a rising crackdown on dissent.
It's the second time Volodymyr Zelenskyy has been seen outside Kyiv since the beginning of the war. The Ukrainian president visited troops in the Donbass region. His trip came after Russian missiles struck the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, for the first time in a month.
Annalena Baerbock again condemned Russia's aggression during her trip to the front line city. She said she wanted to get a picture of the wartime situation on the ground in the region.
Poland says it's willing to supply Ukraine with Leopard battle tanks - but only as part of a wider international coalition. The comments increase pressure on Germany to find consensus with Western allies on arming Ukraine with heavy weapons.
The eastern city of Bakhmut has become the most active and violent frontline in the Ukraine war. It is constantly pounded with artillery from both sides, and infantry is fighting on the streets. Our reporters James André and Mayssa Awad spent six days inside Bakhmut.
Soledar, a salt-mining town of 10,000 people in eastern Ukraine, is the new focal point of a war where the Kremlin badly needs some good news from the battlefield. We ask who controls the town that's a gateway to the Donbas city of Bakhmut, where the Russians have been pushing for months.
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